Incumbent Sheriff Roger Garrison and challenger David Waters both have turned in campaign contributions for the period ending on June 30. Candidates had a grace period until Monday to get their reports in to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, formerly the state ethics commission.
According to the reports filed to date, Rogers has raised more than three times the amount brought in by his opponent leading up to the election.
During the latest three-month reporting period, Garrison raised $16,144.25, which brings his total contributions to $143,228.22.
Waters collected $18,479 in the period between March 31 and June 30, including a $5,000 loan to his campaign, bringing his total contributions to $38,016.54.
Waters also spent $13,850.40 during the period, which also bumped his expenditures to $31,114.42. The candidate has a $6,902.12 balance on hand.
Waters’ only notable contributor this campaign reporting period was Woodstock Funeral Home, which donated $500.
Garrison spent $54,064.53 during the three months reported, leaving him with $124,824.93 in expenditures to date.
The sheriff has $18,403.29 in cash on hand.
Some of the notable contributors to Garrison’s campaign include Rod Drake, regional manger for Georgia Power, at $220; Medical Associates of North Georgia Dr. William Early at $500; County Commissioner Jim Hubbard at $121; Cherokee County Tax Commissioner Sonya Little at $300; Cherokee County Commission District 3 candidate Brian Poole, co-owner of Woodstock Funeral Home, at $500; and Georgia House Speaker David Ralston at $250.